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the u.s. has been involved there as well. thanks very much. that is it for me. you can follow me on twitter. the newsroom begins right now. thank you for being with me. breaking news out of egypt. 100 plus injured and 200 killed at a mosque. it happened at a mosque in the country's region. we are told at least two explosions drove worshippers out of the mosque where the gunmen were waiting to ambush them and start shooting. witnesses say the attackers also fired on ambulances responding to
the scene as well.
we'll be calling the president of egypt to discuss the terrorist attack with so much loss of life. we have to get tougher and smarter than ever before and we
will. he says god bless the people of egypt. ian lee spent nine years in egypt and was in this region last year. tell me more about how has anyone came forward and claimed responsibility for this? >> so far no one has claimed response about for this. it bears all of the hallmarks of an isis attack. when you look at it it looks like a coordinate aid tad attac. it is where these militants detona detonated two small explosives.
the militants went inside and executed them. they kept the ambulances at bay. so far we haven't heard if they have been able to get any of them which shows highlights of how isis has been able to operate if it was in fact isis in the northern part where they do carry out these attacks an and then melt away. >> we'll wait and see if you are correct, if they come forward and claim this. thank you so much. in the u.k. they are in the street in the near by underst d understood -- under ground
station. there was no evidence of a shooting what so ever. social media was flooded by footage of what seemed to be chaos as people were running from this busy shopping area. others sheltering in place but soon after police alerted the public to say the response was called off. a major player in the russia probes may be making a maneuver to work with special council leading this criminal investigation with any campaign ties to russians. michael flynn have told the president's legal team they are no longer going to be sharing information. as far as why we still don't know that yet. one of the last public statements was about his willingness to cooperate with congressional investigators seeking immunity for his testimony. his attorney back in march issued this statement. general flynn very much wants to tell it should the circumstances
permit. no reasonable person who has the benefit of advice from council would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized witch hunt environment. what does it mean? it doesn't necessarily imply cooperation. >> that's correct. it doesn't necessarily imply that. that is one of the two reasons perhaps this is going on. this all started on wednesday when flynn's lawyer called president trump's lawyer and said basically he could no longer share nfgts with them signaling perhaps something is going on. they are negotiating a plea deal or more significantly that he is interested in cooperating with the special council investigation. now people we have talked to who have some knowledge of what's going on weren't ready to make
that leap that flynn is necessarily cooperating. they claim this is sort of expected. the president's lawyer issued a statement to us. let me read a part of that for you. he says that no one should draw the conclusion that this means anything about general flynn cooperating against the president it is one of the things and could be facing his own charges and speaking to some of flynn's friends. it has been a great concern. the fbi director to end the investigation and that is now
also it remains to be seen exactly. >> we'll get to that. it was such a key figure. that role was to put iran on notice. remember this? >> president trump has severely criticized agreements reached between i r between ieran. instead of being thankful iran is now feeling imboldened. we are officially putting iran on notice. >> flynn resign affidavit misleading about a president he had with a russian ambassador. he denied he discussed sanctions
with that diplomat. then u.s. intelligence showed that was not true and flynn discussed sanctions with that, a possible violation of law and the inconsistency was the reason yates warned flynn could be blackmailed by the russians. so for example flynn also failed to officially register as a foreign agent. flynn's consulting firm helated admitted benefitted the tur kichlt his firm was lobbying on behalf of his client as he was getting classified briefings during the campaign and finally flynn was the reason he pressured fbi director james
comey. he told a congressional hearing that it dropped the information of flynn. partner for thompson who is running for attorney general and also with us is the author of blowing my cover, my life as a cia spy so welcome back to both of you. we there is not the implication so when you heard the news what does it tell us? >> i have to tell you, it doesn't necessarily mean that he is cooperating. i would put a lot of money. >> really? >> yeah. >> so there is only two obvious things it would mean to me which is either he is cooperating and
second implication. >> what do you mean pointing the finger at the president? >> if there are two defense council they get very little information from the government and so everyone wants to make sure they know what's going on. the only times you don't do that is if your client is is pointing the finger at the other person. for example you say hey, the reason my client admitted this crime is he was told to do so by his supervisor, the other guy. trump was involved in his lobbying efforts or it's not like trump caused him not to register. i don't see that as a possibility here. the most obvious is that he is cooperating. >> is it possible that this gives them a chance to line up their versions of events? the stories? >> i mean i would certainly --
defense council talk amongst themselves and come about a common defense. what i would expect, the fact they are not talking to each other would mean there are some negotiations going on with muller's team. that would be the implication. your reporter mentioned this is not necessarily mean that flynn is cooperating against the president. those are very carefully chosen words. it means he is cooperating with muller with someone or in some way. it could be that the individual would be investigated by muller and one of his partners in his lobbying effort. it could be anyone. it certainly suggests to me that he is at least exploring a cooperation deal. >> got it. and i think what is really key
here and we are talking about michael flynn. the prosecutors could bring charges against michael fly flynn jr. morgan saying everybody calm down. >> i feel like we are watching kind of a modern day morality play out here. i think whatever the bond and loyalty between flynn and trump which has been rather uncharacteristic, it is contrary to the way he acted for other advisers. so i think what we are seeing here is flynn embroiled in a legal predicament is probably far more complex than he ever
imagined and that bond being stronger than whatever bond or loyalty he feels to the president. . i think it's important for multiple transgression. so lying to the fbi about your contacts with russian officials which do make your susceptible to blackmail, it is not like reporting a trip to cancun or even an undocumented nanny. it is something that would have caused substantial implications.
>> if he is cooperating how do you know that a cooperating witness is revealing everything he or she knows. >> that's a very good question. what you usually do is let the person talk first and not reveal what you know. you let the person talk and you then try to match up what they say to the evidence you do have. if you catch them on even something small you call them on it and you admonish them that they need to tell the truth. you always keep them guessing on what you know versus what they know. that's why these agreements to change information are so important to them. typically the government knows way more than people on the other side. >> how do you get them to keep talking is when you are questioning him sort of like the nature of what they know and he knows that they know but they don't know what he knows.
how do they get him to reveal the information. they are highly motivated to speak to the government to put it in layman's terms they are screwed. they are facing prison time. i will tell you the reason this news was so surprising to me is that i actually expected them to think they were going to get a pardon. they asked him to let it go. i figured flynn was the team figured they would get a pardon for the rest of the day. the fact that there's any sort of interest or lack of cooperati
cooperation. >> it is a significant development and piece in this whole puzzle. thank you so much. if lawmakers are being investigated of accusations of sexual assault, a new call for just that. and the white house rarely admits when the president goes golfing but today it's a different story. the admission came from president trump himself involving tiger woods. you're watching cnn, back in a moment.
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defection. >> following the defection of a north korean soldier who used an army jeep to cross. it now seems north korea is trying to fortify its border. well, this image tweeted by a high ranking official who has since visited the dmz shows soldiers digging a deep trench close to where the 24-year-old made his escape under a hail of bullets. the soldier was hit up to five times in the abdomen, chest and arms before collapsing inside south korea. south korean soldiers who rescued him were awarded army commendation medals for their efforts in saving his life. his soldier lost more than 50% of his blood.
he underwent several life saving surgeries. when doctors opened him up they discovered wounds which is a result of poor hygiene and malnutrition. this soldier is cautious and talking. today his doctors moved him from icu into a general ward which goes to show how well he is actually doing, but his head surgeon believes it will be some time before he is psychologically ready. >> thank you so much. let's talk about the north korean response here. gail, you know, first and foremost, when we hear north korea is replacing almost all of the soldiers, this is north korea. my first question is what does a replacement look like? >> and this is the thing for
public relations disaster is very focused on controlling its image. there is so little information that is actually known about what's going on that everybody knows this soldier is a treasure of information who are worried about the north korean threat. >> so when we say they are replacing the soldier we hope they are relocating them? >> if you look at anything that has come out it is unlikely to have a happy ending for any of the soldiers who have involved in guarding that. i lived in berlin. if you go to the museum you see stories about daring escapes. if you see was shot at five times as he tried to escape, three south korean soldiers for
pretty daring rescue to bring him to the south korean side. >> we showed this picture of the whole trench strategy, will that even work? >> i think it is one and done. he does not want to see a repeat of this. it is a public relations nightmare. he is trying to bring some folks over to his side. his allies were really fear mong mongering. we have a soldier who can talk about what it is he is facing. if you look at his physical condition for soldiers you can imagine what it's like. >>. >> it was supposed to be the best of the best. what about russia attacking the u.s. this week, right? saying that this only escalates things. my question is how odd is it that russia is the one at least
publicly trying to tame the tensions? >> you and i shared this year. it was incredibly rich that the russian leadership was the one saying this was a pr move by the united states that was only going to amp up tensions. and actually the russian foreign minister was saying this is a move by the tous move further into southeast asia with its missile defense system and japan said we stand with the united states. so i think what you see is russia using this as a wedge to express its concerns about other united states moves within the region and thus far south korea and japan have very much stood alongside the united states and under this umbrella that if they feel they stand under that the united states rarely providing security in the event of north korea aggression. >> we'll see if this move entices others. thank you so much.
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and make sure it never happens again. roy moore for the u.s. senate seat in alabama is taking to facebook to respond to this sex abuse scandal. we cannot thank you enough for your constant outpouring of support and love. moore is accused of molesting a14-year-old and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old when he was in his 30s. uma thurman who has partnered multiple times with harvey weinstein has now broken her silence. after weeks of not wanting to discuss it she posted an eerie
thanksgiving instagram about him seeming to take pleasure in his downfall. quoting her now, i said i was angry recently and i have a few reasons #metoo. in case you can't tell by the look on my face i think it's important to take your time, be fai fair. happy thanksgiving everyone. and shortly there after one of the first and most vocal accusers of weinstein said hello uma, welcome. gene, let's walk back a couple of steps. there was a red carpet interview where she talked about how she was angry. >> right. we have got that. this was last month. it was on access hollywood. it is sort of a companion piece.
i want you to listen to it but really look at her demeanor. >> i think it's commendable. i don't have a tidy sound bite for you because i have learned i am not a child and when i have spoken in anger i usually regret the way i express myself. so i've been waiting to feel less angry. and when i'm ready i'll say what i have to say. >> wow. >> so yesterday she was almost ready to say all of that. now, more than 60 women have come forward recently alleging
rape, sexual assault over the last 30 years. this is after the new york times and the new yorker came out with the original allegations. weinstein reported to all of this saying that any allegation of nonconsensual sex wrong. it is false. we have contacted her representatives to find out what is the moral and we are not hearing back from them. i guess we have to wait. >> and so we don't even know if this is harvey weinstein or someone else. >> but she does have that hash tag me too and she does hone in on harvey weinstein. steve kerr and the anthem
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that's it. we brewed the love, right guys? (all) yes. the question is being raised after flynn's attorneys say they are no longer sharing information with trump's legal team. they say this could indicate flynn is preparing to plead guilt guilty. it's should not be seen he is cooperating with mueller.
we know there have been concerns regarding his son. do the indications to you, are the indications perhaps that he is cooperating? how are you reading this? >> i think he was right. it isn't entirely unexpected. flynn has been unexpected. we know there are many different avenues of investigation about him and his son of a special prosecutor is pursuing. he is under an enormous amount of pressure. this latest development though is a signal it may be coming to a head and it may be indicative of something -- of some conclusion. you can see where if he felt not only he but his son were in
jeopardy that that would be -- >> reason to cooperate. >> let me ask you about your interview with steve kerr here. we know he has had no problem attacking professional athletes. he tweeted can you believe the disrespect continues without penalty to the players? the commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. players are the boss. so you talk today coach steve kerr. let's take a quick listen. >> it was kind of shocking. kaepernick has been out of the league for a while and then the president kind of brought it up out of the blue. >> wouldn't you love to see when of these nfl owners say get that son of a [ bleep ] off the
field? right now. he is fired. >> instead of unifying and trying to calm the storm he is creating it over and over again. we see it with his tweets every day. so that was -- you know he used the words sons of [ bleep ] to make it clear they are protesting police brutality. those are sons of [ bleep ]. really? you're going to call them sons of [ bleep ]? you'll call kaepernick out? that's really hard to deal with and that was -- for me that was probably the hardest one to deal with. you know, the personal slights we have seen, you sort of get numb to it after a while. that one really stung because it
was so devicive and it was so angry and it just didn't make sense. >> but in certain ways it had the desired effect that he sort of dominated the news. and also you have seen the nfl took a hit around it and the owners were scrambling around that issue. so it was, you know, maybe die bo bollically clever. >> but think about it. it was dclever. >> no i understand. >> so i'm curious, steve kerr has been so highly critical of the president how the president, you know, punched at athletes, these ucla basketball players. does he have any idea why the president hasn't really touched the likes of him? >> i haven't asked him.
it is interesting because the president does -- he does seem to go after athletes and particularly it should noted african american athletes and perhaps that has something to do with it. i don't know. but i'll tell you what's interesting about steve kerr. he was very thoughtful. he didn't give kaepernick a pass in the way he handled things in the beginning. he said he understood why general managers would be reluctant to sign kaepernick because of all of the pressure -- marketing pressure that would surround that. he feels deeply about the dem grags of people and democracy he sees the president engaging in.
he was assassinated overseas, really a defining event. steve kerr spent some of his childhood. so he thinks about american democracy from the perspective of someone who really appreciates the freedoms we have and takes them seriously. he is a very very interesting guy. i hope people tune in. >> what a rich perspective. we will be tuning into all things. thank you very much. the white house never admits this but the president telling us himself he is playing golf today with tiger woods. we will take you there next. and a possible rift between
dustin johnson and then back on bringing more jobs back to the u.s.a. this trio out and about on the golf course. george bennett for the palm beach post. welcome. >> glad to be here. >> the president and golfing, we know he is a fan. we don't always here about it but today we have thanks to this tweet we were talking and i wonder if you sort of notice we only about it, do you notice that? >> yeah. and he normally doesn't say much about whether he is going to golf or not. at least down here when he will go to his golf club for four hours but they won't actually say he was playing golf. some times you find out after
the fact, you know, somebody will post a picture of him playing. he has golfed with a few other famous folks that it comes out later. this was a little different with him saying ahead of time he was going to golf with tiger woods today. >> i am also curious about changes at the club since he has been president. you know, i know the initiation fee doubled. we also reported on a number of charities. how has business been this year? one of our others said they are all booked up for this coming season. it will be a different mix of clients than it was before. a lot of the a-list charities and society events pulled out after the president's reaction to charlottesville. according to the club's manager
they booked a lot of other groups and they say they will have a good season. it will definitely be a different kind of mix this season from last season. >> who is there? who are the names maybe we recognize? >> the owner of the new england patriots. >> i haven't been to mingle with folks. a lot of wealthy folks are members and, you know, they say they still can mingle a little bit although not nearly as much as before he was president. he likes to say hi to folks. the ceo of news max is often there and he is, you know, kind of talks some times about what
president trump is thinking. >> people may not be able to mingle with him necessarily but i'm reminded as i'm talking to you of all of the pictures with couples that are still married. occasionally the president will kind of wedding crash for fun. >> i think that's one of the attractions is the chance that the president is going to pop in and you'll get a photo op. i know last year talking to some of the groups that were there people would say that was part of the attraction. you never knew he would be there but there were some groups that was part of the attraction of having an event was that the chance that the president would drop in and he often did. >> george bennett, thank you so much for coming on. >> thank you. >> thank you. to breaking news here out of
egypt, hundreds have been killed after a terror attack at a mosque. horrific details on how the gunman set up ambush locations to open fire on ambulances that were responding to this attack. michael fly gnn respobding they are no longer sharing with trump's legal team. we'll discuss that coming up on cnn.
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we continue on. thank you for being with me. we begin with significant sign that michael flynn could be cooperating with mueller leading this russia investigation, a source says if flynn's lawyer have told the legal team they can no longer share information. it's not quite clear yet why flynn's lawyers made the move but one was about his willingness to cooperate with congressional investigators, seeking immunity for his testimony. let me jog your memory back to march. general flynn certainly has a story to tell and he very much wants to tell it. he goes on, no reasonable person who has the benefit and advice from council will to such highly witch hunt.